The Manic Pixie Dream Girl is a deservedly maligned Hollywood trope. But, she hearkens to an ancient archetype which can unlock a deeper understanding of love. Continue reading For Love’s Sake, Let’s Reclaim the Manic Pixie Dream Girl
Geek girls are vying for top-billing in a culture that used to ignore them and now frequently makes self-deprecating jokes about male geeks’ inability to coherently talk to women. Female representation is diversifying as women continue to grow as a consumer block, but women and girls deserve more. Continue reading Geek Culture is Mainstream, But Geek Girls Remain Left Behind
For all its silliness and sentimentality, Peter Pan serves as a precautionary tale for those who fear the responsibilities of living, and the uncertainties of dying. Continue reading Peter Pan, Existentialist Fairy Tale?
Contemporary popular media seems to be powered by the fumes of nostalgia, and doesn’t appear to be changing course anytime soon. When should we let the past go, and when should we re-purpose television series and films to address our current challenges? Continue reading Reboots, Remakes, Revivals: Nostalgia in the Streaming Era